Simply taking the 1 Train to West 242nd Street allows you to escape the bustling city for this elegant 19th-century estate surrounded by gardens and beautiful views. For students, this escape only costs $4, plus a metro card swipe.
This area in and around historic Prospect Park offers horseback rides with no experience necessary. For $37, Kensington Stables leads trail rides along a 3.5-mile bridle path through scenic and varied terrain and points out historic trivia along the way.
Historic Huguenot Street
Itching to leave New York City? Take a trip back in time to Historic Huguenot Street, located in the Hudson Valley. Tour architecture built by the town’s original settlers 300 years ago as actors dressed in historical garb tell you about them.
Enjoy contemporary art and scenic views at this at the Dia:Beacon Foundation on the banks of the Hudson River. The foundation offers works from the 1960s to the present, as well as special exhibitions, new commissions and educational programs. Visit a Metro North office to buy a package that includes a train ticket and discounted museum admission.